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Happy 75th Birthday Krispy Kreme!
75 years ago, in Winston-Salem North Carolina, the first Krispy Kreme store opened. This, the first White Castle, and the first McDonalds location openings are holidays in my house, so I'll see you on Monday! Have a great weekend!
Review: CCR Rocks Fred Meijer Gardens
I've never seen CCR - the original, as the band officially broke up in 1972, and well, that was that. Creedence Clearwater Revisted was formed in the 90's and hasn't looked back since.
They played the Meijer Gardens last night, and it was non stop 100 minutes of Great Music. They didn't miss a song t…
Al Green Plays Grand Rapids – But a Very Short Show

Grand Rapids Own Al Green played at the Fred Meijer Gardens last night. It would be a homecoming of sorts for Mr Green - who left here in the mid 1960's.
The reviews are in - the show was great, but started late, and Mr. Green barely played for an hour before leaving the stage. Citing the Weather (Wh…
Grand Rapids Restaurant Comings And Goings.
One restaurant opens. One closes. And one gets rave reviews on a national level. Just another week around West Michigan! Sad news out of Walker. The Fire Mountain buffet closed last weekend. Owned by the Ryan's Steakhouse chain, increased competition from Golden Corral and other local buffets h…
Barry Manilow Lights up Van Andel Arena [Review]
What a show!  Barry Manilow, who is now 68, put on a fantastic show at the Van Andel Arena last night and did not let his fans down.    Everyone who came through the door got a red glow stick, and when the lights went down at Van Andel Arena, it was awesome...
A “Worst Of” List Grand Rapids Stores HAPPY To Not Be On!
The annual list of "Worst Grocery Stores in the US" just came out, and with one exception, none of these retailers are even in Michigan, let alone Grand Rapids! Go us! According to The Fiscal Times, the list of forgettable food stores is based on "ratings from 24,203 responses, and …
Riders What Do You Think? New Helmet Law Signed By Gov. Synder
So today it happened. Gov Synder signed a bill that would allow motorcycle operators 21 or older to ride without a helmet. The Riders will need at least $20,000 in insurance to ride in the state sans helmet. Groups who supported the bill are overjoyed. They felt Michigan lost millions of dollars to …
Meijer Gardens Announce 2012 Summer Concert Series!
You KNOW it's spring now! The Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park announces its 10th Outdoor Summer Concert Series! Great acts like the B-52's, Grand Rapids' own Al Green, Fiona Apple, Bonnie Raitt, Melissa Etheridge, Emmylou Harris and former Interlochen music student Rufus Wainwright. Lyl…
How Did I Miss THIS National Day?
Last Friday (March 30) was a very special national day. You know like "National Hot Dog Day" or "National Drink lots of Rum day". If you are one of the 6 other people who have been reading my little blog posts over the last 15 months or so, you know a couple of th…
Grand Rapids-Best City In US For Rasing A Family!
According to a new Forbes magazine (unlike the RelocateAmerica article from last August that got all the attention a couple of weeks ago) Grand Rapids is the "Best place to raise a family"! Yay us! Grand Rapids not only is a great place to live, but we keep getting all these public…
Downtown Grand Rapids’ Quizno’s Out–Subs-N-More In!
Downtown Grand Rapids has a new sub shop in place of the old Quizno's. It's Subs-N-More! A fixture in Holland and South Haven, the homemade sub and pizza place has set up shop in the McKay Tower. The grand opening is this Thursday with free pizza samples and more! Yummm!

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